Tacos, Bikes, Cows, and Listening

We never know where conversations with our children will take us! And what we will learn!

My eleven-year-old daughter saw something curious out the window while I was driving, and wanted to know what it was. I invite you into our little adventure!

She typed out part of our conversation for you:

“Mom, there’s a taco on the end of that bike that’s being pulled by a cow!” I exclaimed.

“What?” said Mom.

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Step out into community!

For any moms of young children, I encourage you to get involved in a moms’ group this fall!  It was one of the best things I did when my girls were little.  This post is for you.  Even if we don’t have young children, we still need community!  We all have times when it takes courage to step out.

I was nervous the first time I visited the mom’s group at our church with my baby girl.  I was tired and anxious, still new to the rhythms of motherhood.  It was hard getting out the door and to something on time!

It took effort and courage, but Ellie and I made it there.  Afterwards, I was so glad I went!  We kept going back, and this group became community for both me and my girls in the next few years.

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Bravely step out into community, like these ducks that surprised us at the park!

It’s so easy for us women to hold back and not join community.  This is true not only when our children are small, but all through life! Continue reading “Step out into community!”